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BW

climber
Bishop, CA
Jul 25, 2010 - 12:27pm PT
Here's our humble garden in Bishop where the bright Sierra sun makes the plants extremely happy and productive. Funny how fast they grow, especially when you're not watching them and going climbing instead. Thank the heavens for automatic drip systems. See complete story at:
http://adventuresportsjournal.com/content/current-issue
The salad bowl of Bishop
The salad bowl of Bishop
Credit: BW
The missus with hoe
The missus with hoe
Credit: BW
Bishopican Gothic  &#40;out takes from a magazine article on gardening...
Bishopican Gothic (out takes from a magazine article on gardening and climbing)
Credit: BW
survival

Big Wall climber
A Token of My Extreme
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 25, 2010 - 02:22pm PT
HA! I freekin' love that last pic!
Captain...or Skully

Big Wall climber
Transporter Room 2
Jul 25, 2010 - 03:49pm PT
Super classic, huh?
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Jul 25, 2010 - 08:58pm PT
hey there say... oh my... i will have to keep this post fresh here tonight and jump in, just a bit later tonight, with my crop:

or, all that i can grow this year... (other than the mint and catnip)...

yes SIR-REE... folks... i will soon post my small crop of milkweeds, :)


just got to resize some pics... back a bit later tonight...
:))
Charlie D.

Trad climber
Western Slope, Tahoe Sierra
Jul 26, 2010 - 06:29am PT
Great garden BW, Bishopcan Gothic classic!!!!
telemon01

Trad climber
Montana
Jul 28, 2010 - 06:54am PT

Survival,

Our garden here in NW Montana is no match for what you have going on where you are. Peaches? Wow.

Or how about that garden in Bishop? Another reason to drool over the east side of the Sierra's.

We had a late start, we waited until the June monsoon was over, and we planted starts from one of our local organic farmers.





We are sticking to the basics this year; lettuce, garlic, onions, broccoli, kohlrabi, winter and summer squashes, tomatoes, basil, peas, beans,and swiss chard.



So far we have harvested salads, and one round of basil and garlic for my wife's awesome pesto. True bounty won't be for another month.

We also keep a small flock of birds for eggs-



survival

Big Wall climber
A Token of My Extreme
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 28, 2010 - 07:20am PT
Telemon,
That's a beautiful garden! It looks uh....tidier...than ours.

I'm really stoked about my Big Jim chile. You can buy them by the gunny sack around here in central NM, but I've never grown them before.

We have some chickens too, still youngsters, not laying just yet.
I'll take some pics of them later too I suppose.

One of our friendly pest control methods.
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Roses still jamming too!
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LEB

climber
PA
Jul 29, 2010 - 06:40pm PT
Well, I have an update on the rabbit saga. For those following this little melodrama, it seems that rabbits broke into my holding pen (where potted fruit trees waiting to be planted resided) several years back and caused an inordinate amount of damage. They literally virtually destroyed all the trees in there. Over recent seasons the farm rather resemble the Australian outback - there were rabbits EVERYWHERE.

Various people made all manner of suggestions esp my good buddy, Rox. I kept hoping for predators but no such luck. WELL............a family of gray foxes moved in this summer. Seems they just love (ahem) rabbits! They damn near cleaned out the whole population of them and I was thrilled. Nary a rabbit in sight! Problem is, (sigh) it seems they ate them all up and then it would appear the foxes have moved on. (damn!). Now, it seems the rabbits are beginning to rebound. Double Damn!

So, I guess the trick is to figure how how to keep the gray foxes happy enough so as they stick around. I wonder if they would like some dog houses out in the back fields and wooded areas. Hey, these guys can just name their price. Whatever they want, they got it. Nothing is too good for my buddies, the gray foxes. Seems the coyotes which have been plentiful enough have not done jack sh#t all these years when it comes to rabbits. But.......one family of gray foxes took care of the whole problem in less than a month's time. Babies were cute as a button, too. Now how to get them to come back.
Rokjox

Trad climber
Boys I'dunno
Aug 1, 2010 - 06:47pm PT
That is plenty funny. Migrant Foxes. I suppose they are small enough to follow a rabbit into a warren.









If it was all that much food for them, they will add you to their migration pattern, I bet.





NOW is the time to make the area less rabbit friendly. Find somebody who can blow up their warrens with the propane injection gadgets.



I saw a wild baby rabbit hopping around a couple days ago. About 3 inches long, and cute as hell.




Nothing seems to be growing in my vegetable garden this year. A late season, too much water. So far, I have not even got a tomato. My partners garden is got onions that have ended their growth and gone to seed ... we were chasing deer out of it just a few days ago. They seem to like the carrots and beets ... but don't touch the onions ...
LEB

climber
PA
Aug 1, 2010 - 07:11pm PT
Actually, Rox, these guys are big suckers. These are the gray foxes and they are about the size of a small coyote. They are much bigger than the red foxes. Apparently, they like rabbits which is just fine with me. Seems to me that the coyotes like hunting mice and voles more than they do rabbits. I think it is easier for them and, my experience with dogs dictates, that they always take the easy way out. They grey foxes are also willing to come right up close to the house versus the very shy coyotes who stay in the back fields. I saw a grey fox walk right across my yard not 20 feet from the house. I also see quite a bit of grey fox poop around when they were in town.

They seem bolder and more willing to come down from the woods and get their prey. Course I suppose that is not good for the cats but I only have one cat who goes outside and he sleeps all night inside. I only see him wander up the fields if we are there otherwise he pretty much stays very close to the house. He is not a roamer or wanderer. He is our very nasty bipolar, anger-management cat which I spoke about on the pet ban thread. I have one very sweet 1 year old kitty but she is strictly indoors and one 19.5 year old cat who pretty much spends her entire life asleep on the bed. She gets up only to eat and pee/poop - otherwise she is asleep. I guess pushing 20, she does not have much energy but she eats like a horse. Also, she DOES beat up the 1 year old kitty which totally amazes me. She goes after her with a vengence and attacks her.
Rokjox

Trad climber
Boys I'dunno
Aug 1, 2010 - 07:21pm PT
I still have nine cats (down from 15) and know cats well. They take liking and dislikes very seriously. They have a lot of jealousy, too. And a larger social structure than is commonly known. Even young cats sleep up to 18 hours a day ...





Our foxes here are quite a bit smaller, at least the ones I have seen. Nobody would expect one the size of a coyote, unless coyotes are smaller in Penn.


Rabbits were designed to be food. A sad thing for rabbits, but I think that is my final answer. Anybody who has ever taken one apart knows how easily they disassemble.
survival

Big Wall climber
A Token of My Extreme
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 2, 2010 - 08:59am PT
Veggies and more PEACHES!!!

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neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Aug 4, 2010 - 06:40am PT
hey there say, all....

finally got a chance to get back...

here is my main plant here, or was... it got attacked by aphids, or something... and got all yucky, :(

so i only have a few left... they were so lovely though, but huge...

wanted to see the milkweed pods open... and i still may, if these last, are okay...

here is the sequence:


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god bless... happy garden day!
:)


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hope you enjoyed the monthly progress...

here now, is my other bit of garden where all this grows:


Credit: neebee
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Aug 4, 2010 - 08:50am PT
Here is part of our garden. We have oranges, peaches, avos, nectarines, lemons, blueberries, raspberries, potatoes, peppers, zuchs, tomatoes, carrots, radishes, cucumbers, grapefruits, bananas, apples, snap peas, sunflowers,grapes, pumpkins... Not all are fruiting yet (banana, grapes).
We also have a spice garden with much basil and quite a flower selection.
We decided to go big this year.

Margy is also obsessed with the butterflies, especially the Monarchs so we have much milkweed. We are now on the Monarch migration map.
The Hummingbirds love the yard.



Dr. F.

climber
So Cal
Aug 4, 2010 - 10:59am PT
Flowering Stones
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neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Aug 4, 2010 - 04:30pm PT
hey there say, dee ee....

does or did, your milkweed... every get full of yellow bugs (aphids? perhaps)...

and or did it ever start turning brown and ugly-ish on the plant... (not just the pods?)...

i never rmember seeing them, thusway, in the woods... or last year, even.. this year, they looked bad... :(

had a great crop of flowers and butterflies, though!
this trouble is recent, ...

andsay, do you get those small long black and red beatle type bugs on them? i just noticed, that, too... these bugs are using the plants for "mating' ... oh my... i am either doing nature a good service, or a bad one---depending on these bugs... (i will look them up later tongiht) ...
right now, i am on a "tech mouse" hunt...

:)

thanks for any info...
god bless! nice to hear of the butterflies!
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Aug 4, 2010 - 05:12pm PT
Hi Neebee,
I just took a look at the Milkweed and there are no pests of any type on them right now. Just the usual suspects (spiders and bees). We have had other pests on other plants and just sort of deal with it, no pesticides allowed. There are too many kids, dogs, cats, birds, etc. around.
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Aug 5, 2010 - 03:49pm PT
hey there say, dee ee.... yeah, i just sprayed soapy water on them... but far too late... next year, i will look sooner... was very busy editing my books, this year, as a lump project, and not dragged out, as the usual way...

say, i DO have some pics of two of the critters using these plants (aside from the bees, and butterfly)...

here you go:

the bugs, and their "honeymoon" spot
(child friendly--as bugs are bugs):

*edit: must have been at least six 'couples' of bugs, there
that day... most likely more, later...


Credit: neebee


*as you can see, the milkweed leaves, were already turning yellowish, and thus they up and fall off... it could be natural-process, or, it was due to the other tiny yellow bugs, ruining the plant...


yes, this is how i found it, upside down... ---great climbing skills, ...
yes, this is how i found it, upside down... ---great climbing skills, huh... :))
Credit: neebee


haha, oh my.... never took a picture of the "small hords of yellow aphids? or whatever they were)....
hmmm, i may go look that up...


thanks, dee ee.... for the share...
god bless...
:)


survival

Big Wall climber
A Token of My Extreme
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 5, 2010 - 03:53pm PT
eeewwwwww!
Don't worry NeeBee, we all got some bugs!
Just keep up the good fight.
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Aug 5, 2010 - 03:58pm PT
hey there say, thanks survival....

say, funny, huh... you can bring in some bugs, to get rid of other bugs...

you can bring in plants, to get rid of some other bugs...

but who'd of thought that i'd bring in a plant, to BRING IN bugs...

:))



ahhhhh, nature, and the ways thereof... a mystery at times...
but always a lesson in progress, and most of the time, a joy....

*not when they eat our tomatoes, though... :(
(not that i have more than three, small ones)... :))
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